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Freshmen English Introduces ‘The Green Kabaret’

Freshmen English Introduces ‘The Green Kabaret’
By Shayla Simmons
Meter Staff Writer
The freshmen of English 1010 and 1020 presented to TSU their quarterly annual ‘Green Kabaret’. The Green Kabaret is a student-led production with the mission of telling “the critical stories of our time addressing the vulnerabilities of the natural world.” Students use research applied to music, film and theater to convey the urgency to this issue.
Each kabaret features a speaker known for his or her work in the area of enviormental conservation. The speaker for Spring 2016 kabaret is Jordan E. Mazurek, a journalist with Earth First Journal and Prison Legal News and is active in the movement to stop the construction of new prisons on top of toxic coal mining waste sites.
Mazurek will present with special interest to the students to the following majors and departments: English, Criminal Justice, Mass Communications, Art, as well as Agriculture and Environmental Science. By doing so, Mazurek hopes to increase dialogue relevant to the evolving fields of Green Criminology, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Community Planning and Engineering.
The Green Kabaret will be presented in The Forum in the Floyd-Payne Campus Center onThursday, April 21 from 11:00–12:30 p.m. under the supervision of Professor Marsha Williams, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy.

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

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